News About Mark Lurie and Galantière


The Hemingway Society calls Galantière: “ impressive book featuring Lurie’s narrative, rare photos, letters, and articles”, and “[an] informative and very readable book”. June 18, 2018

Mark will present at the Hemingway in Paris Conference on Tuesday, July 24th at La Sorbonne.

The MidWest Book Review praises Galantière: “Impressively researched, extraordinarily informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Galantière: The Lost Generation's Forgotten Man" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library 20th Century American Biography collections.” June 2018.

Guardian Liberty Voice publishes Mark’s article, “Fake News Can Cost Lives: A Lesson From the Cold War”, covering the little-known story of the Hungarian Revolution and how we can hear its echoes in our current political climate. June 6, 2018

Having chosen to include Galantière  in its June 2018 issue, Kirkus Reviews writes, “Lurie takes readers on a journey through the life of his father’s cousin Lewis Galantière, who mingled with Sinclair Lewis and Ernest Hemingway in 1920s France, translated Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s works into English, and was part of the trans-Atlantic literary scene….   The book seamlessly blends Galantière’s professional adventures—with publishers, the Federal Reserve, PEN International, and Radio Free Europe—with his personal life, including multiple marriages and affairs… Lurie has produced a substantial, thoughtful biography of a man previously known only through his appearances in the papers of more famous individuals, acknowledging his contributions and placing him in historical context…  A well-written, comprehensively researched account of one man with connections to key players in literature and politics throughout the 1900s.” June 5, 2018.

Publisher’s Weekly touts Galantière as “...a clear-cut tale of a man who crossed paths with Sherwood Anderson, Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce among many other literary notables, helping them in significant ways…  Galantière also wrote plays with John Houseman, translated novels by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and served variously as president of PEN America, a Federal Reserve Bank economist, and an ACLU director.  Lurie's straightforward biography …draws an appealing portrait of a man who made his own way among the literati of his day.” June 4, 2018.

Mark speaks with Mark Klobas of New Books in History about the process of digging through primary sources to tell an engaging story. May 30, 2018

An excerpt from Galantière was published by Bookanista, covering the years in which Lewis lived alongside Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley in Paris. May 18, 2018

Christine Whitehead at The Blog Also Rises reviews Galantière, saying she started reading for the Hemingway lore, and found “...the book delivered big time in other ways…” April 25, 2018

In his review of Galantière for San Diego Jewish World, Donald H. Harrison notes, "if...Lurie feels that Galantière’s legacy should not be forgotten…. then he has succeeded admirably in that task."  April 4, 2018.